Step Up: All In

Dance. It’s so beautiful and powerful and also empowering. It is art and an expression of personality. I am in awe of everyone who is capable of controlling their own body to a point where he/she can make movement look deliberate and special. Therefore, there really shouldn’t be a surprise in me loving the Step Up franchise. I’ve watched every movie like a gazillion times and I am so happy that they made Step Up: All In.

Let’s face it, the plot of these movies is always fairly the same. On the one hand it’s a love story, and on the other hand our heroes have to prove their talent in same sort of final audition or dance battle. But the simplicity of the plot and the fact that you always know what you can expect from the film, is one of the reasons why I find them so very entertaining. I am never disappointed and they always manage to deliver, really, what more can one ask for?

While Step Up: All In, the fifth instalment in the Step Up Series, follows the general guidelines of the previous parts, it also pleasently surprised me by addressing the issue of making a living through dancing. While I understand everyone’s passion and enthusiasm for dancing, it is very difficult to actually make money in the business. So far, this issue wasn’t really a big part of the series and I am happy that they dealt with it now. Also, I loved it that there were so many familiar faces to see again. Take a look at the trailer here and see who you can make out in the blur of faces!

Here’s a little fact sheet of Step Up: All In:

Genre: Drama/Music/Dance/Romance

Length: 112 minutes

Cast: Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Adam Sevani, Alyson Stoner, Misha Gabriel, Izabella Miko, Mari Koda, Martín Lombard, Facundo Lombard, Christopher Scott, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Luis Rosado, Chadd Smith, Parris Goebel, Stephen “Stevo” Jones, David “Kid David” Shreibman, Celestina Aladekoba, …

Choreographers: Dondraco Johnson, Christopher Scott, Jamal Sims

I’d really advise you to watch all five movies that are available as of now. They are fun and make you want to learn how to dance. Also, it is so much greater to watch, if you recognise some of the faces from previous movies. I still can’t believe that I first saw Channing Tatum and his now wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum in the first Step Up movie and where they are now. I hope the career of many of the dancers and actors will pick up after these movies as well.

Have you watched the new movie? Any of the older parts? What do you think? Do you dance yourself?